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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Caesalpinioideae
Tribus: Acacieae
Genus: Acacia
Species: Acacia lysiphloia

Acacia lysiphloia F.Muell., 1859

Racosperma lysiphloium (F.Muell.) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia lysiphloia

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Mueller, F.J.H. v., 1859. Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society. Botany. London 3:137.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia lysiphloia in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Aug 07. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Acacia lysiphloia. Published online. Accessed: Aug 07 2019. 2019. Acacia lysiphloia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Aug 07.
Hassler, M. Aug. Acacia lysiphloia. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. Aug. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: Aug 07 {{{3}}}. Reference page.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Acacia lysiphloia in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Vernacular names
English: Turpentine

Acacia lysiphloia is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Juliflorae. It is native to northern parts of Australia.[1][2]


The viscid and spreading shrub typically growing to a height of 1 to 4 metres (3 to 13 ft). It flowers from May to September producing yellow flowers.[1] The bark is red-brown minni ritchi style. The phyllodes have an oblique arrangement and a linear-obovate shape, typically 1 to 5 centimetres (0.4 to 2.0 in) in length and 1.2 to 7 millimetres (0.05 to 0.28 in) wide. The flowers five-merous with a calyx that is 0.3 to 0.8 mm (0.012 to 0.031 in) long. These eventually form seed pods that flat and straight to strongly curved and 2 to 10 cm (0.8 to 3.9 in) in length containing red-brown seeds.[2]

The species was first formally described by the botanist Ferdinand von Mueller in 1859 as part of the work Contributiones ad Acaciarum Australiae Cognitionem published in the Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society, Botany. The only known synonyms of this species are Racosperma lysiphloia and Racosperma lysiphloium as described by Leslie Pedley in 1987.[3]

The plant will grown in red sand, loam and clay soils, it is found on plains and stony hills.[1] It is found mostly in tropical areas in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, the Northern Territory and northern Queensland. It is usually part of in open Eucalypt and Acacia woodland, low scrub or spinifex grassland.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia lysiphloia". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Acacia lysiphloia". WorldWideWattle. CSIRO. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
"Acacia lysiphloia F.Muell". Atlas of Living Australia. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 3 October 2017.

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